Books for Entrepreneurs

Build the damn thing : how to start a successful business if you're not a rich white guy

Kathryn Finney
ISBN: 9780593329269

"An indispensable guide to building a startup and breaking down the barriers for diverse entrepreneurs from the visionary venture capitalist and pioneering entrepreneur Kathryn Finney. Build the Damn Thing is a hard-won, battle-tested guide for every entrepreneur who the establishment has left out. Finney, an investor and startup champion, explains how to build a business from the ground up, from developing a business plan to finding investors, growing a team, and refining a product. Finney empowers entrepreneurs to take advantage of their unique networks and resources; arms readers with responses to investors who say, "great pitch but I just don't do Black women"; and inspires them to overcome naysayers while remaining "100% That B*tch." Don't wait for the system to let you in-break down the door and build your damn thing. For all the Builders striving to build their businesses in a world that has overlooked and underestimated them: this is the essential guide to knowing, breaking, remaking and building your own rules of entrepreneurship in a startup and investing world designed for and by the "Entitleds.""-- Provided by publisher.

Crack the funding code : how investors think and what they need to hear to fund your startup

Judy Robinett
ISBN: 9780814439838

Ebook available from the Alaska Digital Library.

Audiobook always available on Hoopla.

The Harvard Business Review entrepreneur's handbook : everything you need to launch and grow your new business

ISBN: 9781633693685

Starting an independent new business is rife with both opportunity and risk. From the basics of writing a business plan to the challenges of financing your new venture, the HBR Entrepreneur's Handbook is your essential resource for getting your startup off the ground. Topics include: Navigating the world of venture capital funding Turning innovations into successful realities in the marketplace Building a business model that makes sense for your business Developing the sales and marketing programs needed for your venture What entrepreneurial leaders must do to build culture and set direction-- Provided by publisher.

Ebook and audiobook always available on Hoopla.

Your small business boom : explosive ideas to grow your business, make more money, and thrive in a volatile world

Steven D. Strauss
ISBN: 9781264266616

"Learn how to thrive in even the most volatile economic climate with smart strategies from USA TODAY's top small-business columnist Owning a small business can be challenging enough even in the best of times. And when times get tough-whether the challenges are brought about by pandemics, recessions or any other volatility, you need every tool sharpened and ready to go. You'll find them all in Your Small Business Boom, with the latest in entrepreneurial thinking from USA TODAY small-business columnist Steve Strauss. Packed with strategies, ideas, savvy tips and noteworthy trends, it's an indispensable guide to rebuilding in a post-pandemic world-and thriving when the next crisis hits. You'll discover better ways to take risks in reimagining your business, from going after bigger clients to creating multiple profit centers, and how to reach 2.0 level with the internet, with chapters on modern e-comm strategy, websites versus funnels, and rethinking your tech. There's updated advice on using social media, managing remote teams (or getting it done solo), finding new sources of capital, and so much more. With smart, practical tips and a healthy dose of upbeat, can-do optimism, Your Small Business Boom is good news you can use right now"-- Provided by publisher.

Start your own business : the only startup book you'll ever need

by The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc
ISBN: 9781642011357

"Coached by business experts, practicing business owners, and thriving entrepreneurs, readers uncover what they need to know before taking the plunge, securing finances, launching their venture, and growing their business for the long haul"-- Provided by publisher.

Scale for success : expert insights into growing your business

Jan Cavelle
ISBN: 9781472985552

'Scale for Success features 30 entrepreneurs and CEOs, including Dame Shellie Hunt, Jeremy Harbour, David Meerman Scott and Paris Cutler. These inspiring figures share their stories of successful growth and scaling and, most importantly, the practical and adaptable advice and guidance that led to their businesses moving effectively on to the next stage of growth. With insights from world-renowned figures in industries such as tech, real estate, marketing and fashion, this book provides an eclectic array of original ideas and approaches that have been proven to be effective. Narrated and curated by writer and former entrepreneur Jan Cavelle, this book provides an engaging and enlightening pathway to scaling success."--Amazon.

Become your own boss in 12 months : a month-by-month guide to a business that works today!

Melinda Emerson, MBA
ISBN: 9781507215982

"America's #1 small business expert is back with a brand-new, updated, and expanded edition of her essential handbook, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months. Using her years of entrepreneurial experience, Melinda Emerson guides you through the process of opening your own business with step-by-step instructions for leading effectively, developing a winning marketing plan, setting a budget, and maintaining your business once it's up and running. She also offers new strategies for social media techniques, customer engagement, selling online, and more. This new edition of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months can help you build your business and invest your time (and money) where you need it most in order to succeed in today's market. With Emerson's expert business advice, you can finally follow your dreams and be on your way to becoming your own boss!"-- Provided by publisher.